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06-17-2013, 12:13 AM
Morning all.

Awful night,kicked the bedding to bits,just could not settle

Dry but cloudy here

Trying for some more sleep.


06-17-2013, 02:53 AM
Hope you got back to sleep Geoff.

Dull here but dry and 14C rising we are told to 23C later.

Trying to get back into the routine.


06-17-2013, 03:10 AM
Mornin' each .......... :wave:

Geoff have you ever tried the get out of bed method. ........ It works, but not every night. Rather than kicking at the bed clothes when you wake take a note in your head what exact position you are in. DO NOT switch on the lights or any other electrical item. Then get out of bed, walk to the foot of the bed and relax your arms and legs by shaking them out for 15 - 30 seconds, then turn around 360 degrees 3 times and then go back to bed. Make sure you put yourself back in the same position plump your pillows and fall back to sleep.

I also suffer from sleepless nights but this aid was given to me and as I say it works on some occasions, it will never work if you don't believe in it or scoff at it as you carry out the instructions.

Well less than 2 weeks to go before our Australia trip, we go out two weeks before Joanne and the grandkids arrive for Michaels birthday. So we get some time to ourselves before it all gets very busy ...... must find something to do to fill my time ............

Chris has decided that during her retirement she is going to cook more, her first step into this world has been to order a pasta maker, it will arrive today so fresh pasta and sauce for tonight's tea.

I will put 2 paintings up later, one is a pastel pencil dog portrait I was commissioned to do for a lady who had just lost her faithful Beagle dog, Wezley. The photos she supplied were awful but I got there in the end.

The other is a view of Seatoller in the Lakes from a photo supplied by one of the members of my Tuesday Art-Group.

OK dog to walk .........

06-17-2013, 03:21 AM
Hi Kev, good to hear from you and that you are now fit to make the morning dog walk.

Enjoy your trip to Australia, you must be excited at the prospect of seeing the family again.


06-17-2013, 03:40 AM
Good evening all.

Geoff (()))

Doug, your sketches of Jersey are a delight.

Kev, I look forward to meeting you and Chris.

Dorky Worky day here and busy.

Sandgate yesterday was wonderful and the company GREAT. :heart: It's just I couldn't get my head around the changes. Which were pretty BTW but ordered. First time by the seaside since we fled Wynnum to come here.

Your summer temperatures Ellen are going to be ours tomorrow. Brisbane to 7C overnight which means we will be 2-3C and early twenties for the heat of the day. Wool is called for. Lovely wedding photo.

Meant to say too, all the floral photos are beautiful. I love columbines/aquilegia/granny's bonnets. Perennials, even here.

Lynn, I did that too. Filming on the phone my sister and niece walking down a hill arguing about the horse they were leading. Then I got distracted by their magnificent stallion galloping down the fence line and nudged a bit closer and didnt look and slipped fown the gravelly embankment. One near faint later and a denuded elbow ? Everything heals but pride. :clear:


06-17-2013, 03:57 AM

Worth a try, last night was a bunch pf short sleeps instead of the usual 2 hour plus types.

Weather much as you Diug.


06-17-2013, 04:09 AM
Hi everyone:wave:
Two funerals and a movie today......sounds like a movie in itself doesn't it.....lol

So we get some time to ourselves before it all gets very busy ...... must find something to do to fill my time ............


Well, you know, I've got a very good suggestion........:p


Have just been watching Border Security, and it's a very good time to remind you of the strict Customs security in both Australia & NZ. Don't bring in any fruit, and be sure to declare any other food (wrapped sweets etc) and you'll avoid the instant fines of $Aus220 or $NZ400.

06-17-2013, 06:02 AM
Hi There Everyone,

I recently went to have my hearing re-assesed as Monty said I was shouting more than usual when talking to him, also I was having one or two minor problems with my hearing aids. I phoned the Lions Hearing who I went through in April 2007, only to discover that I should have been advised to have my hearing re-assed every two years, and to have my Hearing Aid Programming re-done, well no-one had ever mentioned any of that.
However none of us expected the results we got, my hearing has deteriorated by 50 Decibels over 6 years, so if it continues to deteriorate at that rate I will apparently have absolutely no hearing left in another 6 years. They also told me that if it is Nerve Deterioration that is causing it, not even a Cochlear inplant will be of any benefit.
It has been recomended that I see an ENT Specialist to assess the situation so we can find out why it has deteriorated. One of the girls at work has given me the name of one who is a Professor in his field, her son who is only two has an implant and Jen has been extremely pleased with the ENT Specialist.
Now I need to do some research in order to get some new hearing aids, which need to be very different to the ones I have.
Well the good thing is, I will still be able to paint, knit sew, do my needlework and gardening etc. As much as I don't cherish losing my hearing, at least I will still be able to do my hobbies.

Well, will drop by again soon with more news. Once I have caught up with all the little odd things here and there, I will have more time to spend on WetCanvas again. Often loiter around here seeing what eveyone is up to.

Take Care.
Lots of Love Carolynn. :):heart::heart::heart::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::clap::thumbsup::wave::heart::heart::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

06-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Hi Carolynn, good to hear from you.

Sorry to hear about your hearing loss, hope it doesn't progress into deafness.

I was recently re-assessed and given two new digital aids and there was a vast improvement. My "good" ear actually had deteriorated more than my "bad" one.


Ellen in Ont
06-17-2013, 06:34 AM
:wave: everyone,
Zipping out on my way to work.

Annie - those are our temps today here just a few days before summer solstice. We will have to cover the plants tonight due to a risk of frost.:rolleyes: By the way, we swim in those temps. :D

My shoulders are sore from lifting and carrying Max yesterday. He is getting so big! Gotta get a coffee in me before work so I better run. Great to see everyone and have a great start to the new week.

Scene Chaser
06-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Good Day All,
Promises to be a nice day today.

Thanks for the return to sleeping tip, Kev. I had not such a good night sleeping, too. I'll give a nap a try soon.

Yard work to do later.

06-17-2013, 07:40 AM
:wave: :wave: Hello:wave: :wave:

Just getting going here this morning at 7:30 AM - I slept but fitfully also Geoff.

We had a good Father's Day out with Dad last evening. We had a cookout of steak, potatoes, salad and strawberry pie. We took Dad back to the nursing home about 9:30 last night and got him ready for bed. He was watching the Reds baseball game when we left. Taking him out for a cardiologist appt this afternoon.

Going to get a paint sample mixed up tomorrow morning -- thinking about painting the living room, hallway this week. Then doing some figuring on different flooring for the living room, hallway, kitchen. Not carpeting either.

Carolyn - Sorry to hear about your hearing loss. My husband has some but does not need hearing aides as well.

We were talking in the car on the way home last night after dropping Dad off at the nursing home. He does really well with his walker and even short distance around his room with out it but my stepmom is not able to care for him at home. One is her age and health and the other is she does not have the patience or compassionate nature.

I told DH that I was given an award at the nursing home where I worked one month for Compassion and Patience -part of their Mission Statement. The write up said "she has the patience and compassion of an angel". I laughed and told DH except with you ---you drive me CRAZY and we both laughed.:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well off to get dressed and visit my morning coffee shop to catch up with friends.


06-17-2013, 09:22 AM
Good Morning!!

Not a cloud in the sky. Thunderstorms predicted for the afternoon.

Just a quick post because I am on my way out to cut (saw) down some fairly large bush branches, some dead, some completely overhanging the flower beds so no sun can get to the flowers.

I have been dreading this job as much for the work as for trying to get them to the recycle center in my small car.

The movie "The Saphires" was great (Australian movie). Based on the real story of the singing group of 4 aboriginal Australian teenagers who later became outstanding women, see HERE (http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/the-sapphires-film/the-real-sapphires/). I had no idea that Australia was sooooo late in giving their aboriginal people rights to vote etc.

Ellen, you look grand in THE dress. Great photo all around!!

I mustn't dally my time away so :wave: to ALL of you, BBL


06-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Hello Everyone,

I never made it to the wash yesterday. I was way too busy. I was still labeling and sorting my pics from our trip. But mostly I was busy making two batches of strawberry jam and two strawberry glazed pies. Plus I made a macaroni salad for our cook out at Jen and MAtts. It was nice to finally sit down for a few hours.

Larry worked both Saturday and Sunday so he wasn't there when Service MAster arrived to rip up our basement floors. They have the big fans going to dry it out. They'll be back on Tuesday to see how it's going. They have big de-humidifiers going too. They were all girls....doing the work of men.:lol: And they did a fine job too.:thumbsup: :smug:

I guess my Mom isn't coming now. She's decided that she doesn't want to stress us out any more. I need to call her tonight and have a talk with her. My SIL called me yesterday telling me her decision. I guess she wants to come when she can spend a bit more time to shop. So I'm thinking that during our 4th of July weekend would be a good time. July 3rd will be the anniversary of Dad's passing; it was hard this first Fathers Day without, him he sure is missed.

I've heard all your scolding about my knee; Larry says I'm bull-headed; just like my Dad.:rolleyes: My doctor appointment is this afternoon. If I've torn my ACL again I don't think I'm going to have it repaired this time. I'm getting too old for that. It could be something else anyway...but it felt the exact same way as last time. Ibuprofen works wonders.:thumbsup:

I've read all your posts and yesterdays wash; lovely flower photos.

ELLEN that pic of the family at the wedding is GREAT...your dress was so lovely and a perfect one for the destination wedding. Great pic of you all.

Carolynn, thanks for dropping in and I hope you can be helped with your hearing loss.

Kev, whoohoo....Chris wants to cook more in retirement. Good for her. You must be getting so excited about your trip.

(((Lynn))) I hope you didn't do any major damage to your hip. Rest it and I know what you are saying about watching where you step. We just aren't as stable as when we were young.:confused:

JJ, great sketch!

Anita, I'd like to see that movie on Detroit.

Doug, I'll have a look at your photos.

LuLu, so sorry for the loss of your friends.

Uschi, lovely paintings.

It's a lovely morning here but they say we could get some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

Enjoy your day everyone!:wave: :heart:

06-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Good Morning. Cloudy out yet again. But we have had temps in the high 70's and low 80's. Peonies are blooming and soon to be gone as well as iris and the clematis has just started out. Still waiting to get our sprinkler system finished.

Well, Don is finally starting to feel human again from his cold. It was a doosey. However, I began last night with a sore throat and so I think I am in for it yet. Always a concern with my lungs, but I have weathered them in the past.

Have been taking care of him and the house and garden, so have been pretty busy. In my sitting down times I have continued to scan slides and finished the big box of them last night. These are of our family and the trips we took with them in the summers. Brings back a lot of memories. Need to clean some of the up now in PSP.

Uschi-Your iris is lovely. Also, I love your aquilegia. They are such pretty flowers and that white one is a gem.
Kev-Glad you are getting better with the hip and looking forward to your trip.
Ellen-What a lovely wedding photograph! Thanks for sharing.
Carolynn-Sorry for your hearing loss and hope they can figure out the cause and maybe do something about slowing it.
Lynn-Glad you were not badly hurt in your fall and hope you recover soon. We all wish we had done things differently after accidents.

Well, I am off to get dressed and drink a lot of water today.


06-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Hi Darla, Shirley.

Shirley my advice - when scanning slides you can save much PSP work by dusting the scanner window and cleaning the slides with a soft cloth before scanning.


06-17-2013, 10:12 AM
Quick hello. We have rain and will only have a high in the 80s today and tomorrow. Then another summer blast the rest of the week.

I am actually glad to be back to work after the emotional upset that started on Friday. Saturday I was wiped out emotionally. Sunday, I cooked breakfast for DH, and then we visited with my mother, his father, and went grocery shopping. We went out for dinner. I finally relaxed and was able to finish a zentangle that I started over a month ago. The muse is back, and it was so relaxing.

Darla, good luck with your knee today.

Uschi, Please be careful with those branches.

Geoff, I am so sorry that you had a bad night sleeping.

Doug, You will be back into your old routine before you know it.

Ellen, I could never survive in your area. My lips would turn blue just swimming in Lake Michigan. I cannot take cold weather.

Carolyn, The new digital hearing aids are wonderful. I am sure that they can find a pair perfect for you. I have a tiny BTE, and I do not have problems with background noise at all. I am at 35% hearing, because I do not have any hearing at all in my left ear since 1985. In fact, on the TV I used closed captioning. I have a hard time with accents. You are right that we at least have visual hobbies that do not need sound.

Shirley, I hope you do not catch the cold.

Everyone have a wonderful day. White light to those in need.

06-17-2013, 10:13 AM
:wave: Lovely sun, not too hot so far. Feeling much better today! But got a call from DD, she picked up a cold from her son, so can't come out today....sounds horrible :( Isn't it always the way, when you have an extremely busy time, and then sudden relaxation, viruses sneak up on you.

Well, I'll do some painting instead, and maybe I'll be able to walk to the hardware store in a couple of days.

Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday, Anita.

Nice to see you in, Kev, great that you can walk the dog now!

Sorry about your hearing, Carolynn, I hope it is not as bad a prognosis as you suspect. My mother had nerve deafness, not much fun. But as you say, you can still do your crafts, what a blessing!

It's a shock, isn't it, Annie, I kind of lost that day. Glad you had no lasting effects. I hope the video was worth it :D

Lovely photo, Ellen, and beautiful dress....can't see it too well, but great colour!

Safe sawing, Uschi! I have to saw something today too, barked my shin against the end of the shelf that supports the TV, have been meaning to cut those corners off ever since I set up that storage unit....? 1 1/2 years ago....now I will!

Hope that trick works for you, Geoff, it is frustrating not to be able to sleep.

Greetings to everyone else, and all to come, must get busy in the kitchen before I can paint. Have a great day!

:grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

Edit: Thanks, Darla and Shirley, for the kind wishes. It really does feel better today, just a flare up of the inflammation I think, it will pass.

Glad you've got the floors under control, Darla, and I hope it is good news at the doctor's.....

It is a big job, Shirley, scanning all those pictures. I have a major job to do sometime, a wonderful trip to England in the 90's when I took all slides, I'd like to have them more available. But the albums...well, it would take me the rest of my life, I think!

Good that things have settled down for you, Nancy :heart:

06-17-2013, 10:49 AM
Nice chatty wash today....

Warm and bright here, sometimes overcast but nice...

Photographs, unlike my Father I was never ever into transparencies....but on my honeymoon in Scotland some 42 years ago I took 7 reels of film, mainly of the penguins in Edinburgh Zoo and views on Mull.......But I couldn't afford to have them processed so they sat for over 30 years in a drawer before we decided to throw them......


06-17-2013, 11:36 AM

Having a break from office work to pop in - will have to set aside some time to catch up on the washes I have missed.

Had a lovely chat with Tom Powell over the weekend - it is so nice to hear people's voices - they are never how you imagine them to be......am sure he felt the same about me though I was talking slower than normal so he could understand me......lol.

Well some good news - after over 18 months of too ing and fro ing MBNA have FINALLY paid us the misold PPI owed to us - got a four figure cheque the other day - just shows that it pays to fight on even when they initially say you haven't got a case.

We are now just waiting the outcome of the small claims court regarding the substantial unpaid bill owing to us by a former associate = he never replied to the three letters we sent so we had no choice to take him to court. The period set aside for him to reply to the summons has now passed so we are waiting to hear what happens next.

We also heard from the bank re repayment of the overdraft they cancelled - I initially offered 50 a month but they came back with a figure of nearly 300 which was the amount they wanted before. I phoned them up and explained the situation and offered to pay 130 which was the amount we were originally paying in interest. I am now awaiting their acceptance of it.....seems offering a low sum then increasing it to what you can actually afford works in most cases. :thumbsup:

Mum still suffering with her shoulder even after the injection last week - will give it another couple of weeks and if it worsens I will make another appt. She has an appt tomorrow with her ....handsome doctor....regarding her knee so am hoping something can be done about that. :crossfingers:

Nothing much else to report although must finish on a lighter note regarding one of the many conversations i have with SWMBO......

Mum.....Paaaat can you find me a film to watch.

So I start to trawl through the movie channels with the notion that i am limited in her choice of movies because....

A not all the channels have subtitles
B she doesn't like....romance...comedy...action....syfy....animated or horror......which leaves me with Film 4 or Thriller movies.

So I find one.

Me....what about this one.....Frozen

Mum.....What's it about?

Me...It's a thriller about 3 friends trapped on a ski lift in freezing conditions after it breaks down.

Mum (pulls a face and snorts)..well that's not going to last long is it if it's freezing.

Soooooo CSI it is then.....lol

Waving to everyone :wave:


Pat xxx

New Gamboge
06-17-2013, 11:58 AM
Hi everyone - another beautiful day here. Yesterday we went to Cherry Point Beach so SIL could try out the Father's Day kite he received - all had great fun flying it, it flew so easily - 3 other people had kites to try out there, and Dave's was the only one which worked.

Since unplugging radio and TV at night I am still sleeping much better - fingers crossed it keeps up - I only have about 40 years of sleep to catch up on!

I have posted my latest picture:


and would appreciate your C & C.

Pat you do live an interesting life!


06-17-2013, 12:14 PM
The deed is done, my flowers get sunlight again!!! It was a perfect time to do it, the sun was out but not yet hot. Made a lot of trips from the back of my garden to the car trunk.

Also done are last night's dishes:) Now I am relaxing for a bit because later on I am playing table tennis.

The sky is getting overcast, getting ready for the thunderstorms I guess.

Thanks everyone for your nice comments about my iris. I can't believe it took me 10 years before I ever painted one, too intimidating, the same with cats and then I did about 10 in a row of both:lol:

Kev, oh dear, that means you are no longer the lord of the kitchen. Glad you are feeling good!!

Darla, will you need new carpet/broadloom again????? How does your insurance deal with that??? If I were you I would rethink your decision about your knee. You are still young meaning you will have many, many years of ibuprofin ahead of you:eek: Also, age is not kind to old injuries.

Lynn, also glad that you are feeling better!!!!!!! Yes, how many times to we have to knock ourselves before we fix it - also guilty:lol:

seems offering a low sum then increasing it to what you can actually afford works in most cases

Yes, taught in Psychology 101, good for you!!!:thumbsup: Glad things are looking up for you!!!! If you can rent movies get "The best little Marigold Hotel", delightful movie and I have been told "The Quartet" is equally good, I think your mom and you would like it. Deals with seniors:lol:

:wave: to all I did not personally address and sending good thoughts to our sick friends.


06-17-2013, 12:30 PM
Hiya :wave: Pat, your Mum remains a hoot! and also a challenge keep smiling, that will scare banks and confuse you Mum :lol:

We had a quiet Fathers day after our walk/run. Jack watched Nascar and Golf even I got interested, a bit.

Then went over to the kids for dinner (chicken breast and rice with stuff)

Not sure what the day has in store but it is warm.

Later :wave:

06-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Hi to All

It is horribly humid here this evening, and too hot for me!

Geoff, shame about the honeymoon reels, Penguins are not really that interesting though! the Isle of Mull is!

Our honeymoon hotel went on fire when we were there, Lesley said, where is the smoke coming from, under the bedroom door, quick put down your Champagne Cocktail and run!

Bought a 80 x 60 cm frame for a watercolour to put in an exhibition next week, just got to get a mat cut.

Here is a photo of my Grand Niece, seems not so long ago I was telling her Mother, who was 9 at the time, when in Pizza Hut in London, that they don't sell just plates of fried Mushrooms! I want Mushrooms she screamed, we made a hasty exit!

Lauren, (they grow up too quickly)


06-17-2013, 02:46 PM
Well some of the Robertson Clan carry the good looking strain Henry!
Pretty girl.....


Scene Chaser
06-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Henry, they just mushroom before your eyes. Yea, I know I'm going to hear about it. :lol:


06-17-2013, 03:10 PM
Just had some devastating news. A friend of mine has passed away. She was only 57. I hadn't talked to her in a while. I'd leave her messages on her phone and then never hear back. I know she had rheumatoid arthritis and was very debilitated by it. I was just talking about her yesterday.

Took my neighbor to the gem and jewelry show yesterday. I think maybe she was a little overwhelmed, but she seemed to have a good time, and we got her some lobster claw catches so she could change out the tiny one on her necklace for a larger one.

Lovely grand niece Henry. ((((Lesley))))

((((Darla))))) I hope the knee doesn't need surgery.

Pat your mother is a hoot. Hope the bank thing gets settled. I'm dealing with IRS this year. Bureaucracies! :rolleyes:

Geoff I hope Kev's trick can work for you.

Kev -- have a great trip down under.

JJ lovely sketch.

Uschi loved your iris.

Sylvia the African violets look great!

Char your bee looked so real I thought it would fly out and sting me.

Doug those sketches are amazing! What a beautiful place. Would love to go there some day. Add it to the bucket list I guess.

((((Lynn)))) Hope your hip and knee get better soon.

Just finished a mystery by Stephen J. Cannell. Don't know if you all knew he wrote and produced for television, many, many shows. From Wikipedia:

Cannell created or co-created nearly 40 television series, mostly crime dramas, including The Rockford Files, The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Silk Stalkings, and The Commish. In the process he had, by his own count, scripted more than 450 episodes, and produced or executive produced over 1,500 episodes.

Well in the 1990's he quit doing television and started writing murder mysteries.. Wrote something like 14 of them! Amazing -- and -- he was dyslexic! He married his high school sweetheart and they were married until he died in 2009, only 69.

Well I need to go put my laundry in the dryers.



06-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Really lovely girl and photo, Henry!

:lol: Pat, love your stories about your mum! Just as feisty as ever, even with her chronic pain, tough ladies you are :)

It is too bad about the photos from the Isle of Mull, Geoff, interesting place.

The shelf is fixed, Uschi, easier to saw than I expected, so I must be better!

We had this little visitor yesterday, I think it must be this year's fawn, or a very small female, the grass is about hip high now, and it seemed a bit vague about where it should be, finally meandered across the field to the trees. Nothing compared to Betty's menagerie......but nice to see from my window.


Here's my favourite pot on the balcony, Mother's Day gift from 4 years ago, it is becoming quite bonsai like.


And some poppies in one of the garden plots.


06-17-2013, 05:25 PM
Geoff, I must be the missing link :lol:


06-17-2013, 06:11 PM
Henry I didn't dare say that!

((((((((((( Lesley & Henry))))))))))

Goodnight all


Scene Chaser
06-17-2013, 06:55 PM
Love the photos, Lynn. Poppies are a favorite.

We have quite a storm coming our way. Hope to see you tomorrow.

06-17-2013, 08:52 PM
Thanks, Kay, i'm moving a bit more easily tonight. Sorry about your loss, that is a shock, she was much too young (((()))).

Thanks Bill, I hope I can paint something from there.

06-17-2013, 08:52 PM
The movie "The Saphires" was great (Australian movie). Based on the real story of the singing group of 4 aboriginal Australian teenagers who later became outstanding women, see HERE (http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/the-sapphires-film/the-real-sapphires/). I had no idea that Australia was sooooo late in giving their aboriginal people rights to vote etc.It was a super movies yes.



Had to take Guinevere to the vat for her follow up appointment for her hyperthyoidism. No one can believe she is 18, she looks like a young cat still. Even he arthritis is not bad, she is just a little stiff at times. She has put weight back on now, so the Neomercazole is working..

Your Grand Niece is very beautiful Henry..


Lynn, adore your visitor..

Ok Must go

Sun is shining and it is a delicious 16/61 deg....

06-17-2013, 10:14 PM
Hi again, picked up Lauren (DGD) checked out the Mess eh bedroom and MUCH better so went shopping to get her new running shoes, really impressed, she REALLY wanted the fancy hot pink ones but decided to go for the black and just a touch of hot pink but $20 less expensive. :clap: she is learning, (and so am I :angel: )
She is spending the night, and she and Jack are watching hockey, I will now withdraw to the upstairs.